NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
10 Dec 2004
- Old Delhi; Street market
- 28.651 77.232
Show: Ravi Shankar, Susan Stamberg
DAT #: 10
Engineer: William McQuay
Date: December 10, 2004
Walking on the outskirts of Old Delhi
00:50- someone's walkman can be heard
1:16 honking horns
[1:52 "no bigger? Four years?" (In English, Jessica maybe)
2:11 "five years? No?"
2:55 do you have it in my size, in red? Two? (Jessica)
4:08 bartering 240?
4:35 Indian sales man calling
5:57 "this is on tape I owe bill 140 rupees"]
7:22 NEW LOCATION AMBI
Buzzing of cars? Tape pulled? Car horn, idling motorbike?
Market place, steps are walked,
Bike bell 8:40- 9:00
9:18 motor arrives, men's voices
9:54 kid voice?
10:19- mic is bumped, zipper
(In the watch section of old Delhi, people all over selling plastic digital watches, supposed to look like gold)
11:15 walking again
11:22 pass Indian music
11:38 phone rings also behind music and commercials
11:51 song changes and is off.
12:03-music channel changing
12:10 men's voices
Music gone 12:29 cell phone
12:32 general bustle around
12:55 new section of the same market? footsteps along the way over pavement
13:25 kids, 13:28 hallo! Mumble mumble (kid's voice)
14:08 general market sounds, camera click 14:18-14:20
14:34 new section of the market,
14:45 car horns
14:54 (Bill stands still for passing traffic sounds)
Car traffic, voices, footsteps passing
16:03 car stops right near by, door opens, and laughter
16:16 lots of held horns
16:40 good mix of traffic, bike and people sounds
17:01 male voice louder passes
[17:32 Bill gets advertised towards and barters. 18:40 you designed this? Gordonda, flower stand?
19:15 jess watch this¿22:09 transaction done
22:29 body massage offered¿.
22:56 bill loves it! Shopping offers
23:54 general market sounds around
23:58 zippers, bartering
25:08 plastic crinkling, car horns
25:22 (Jessica deals)
26:20 walking down the market
26:26 cow?- 26:28 jess speaks, little streets are more interesting
27:00 navigating, next to the Jain temple is that temple¿.
27:50 jaleebee wala sweet shop
28:05 market louder 28:10
(Bill and Jessica speaking back and forth)
good sales calling/repeated calls
31:12 seller speaks English to entice "very nice gift shop here¿"
31:42 car horns and "see my shop"
31:59 loud horn, bang a wooden something on the ground?
32:28 come in madam, very big market¿
32:54 quiets down a bit, men and women's voices
33:09 car horn different repeated sound
33:32 (bill pauses)
more resonant space/enclosed market ambi
34:09 ganesh¿salesmen lists gods¿
36:49 shenai seeking
37:54 loud "heys!"
38:10 car horns, vendor shouts, more traffic¿
38:29 camera click
38:37 bike bell, traffic subdued, vendors a bit further off -to 38:55
40:20 bike bell, or counter bell? Quieter, inside? Still carts rumbling by and motor bike
have you ever seen green chickpeas, I've never seen ginger like that orange.
41:32 bike bell
41:53 kids playing, strange buzzer¿car or toy?
42:09 much quieter, inside?
Feet over tile shuffle, cell phone quiet,
42:56 (bill gets excited at something beautiful)
43:22 child coughing¿
43:40 women's voices pass,
"I really wish we could stop and eat anything we see¿fried and vegetable than its okay¿beetle nut juice¿)
44:57 market place 45:05
45:15 vendor sort of sings his goods¿intones 45:48
46:05 car buzzes by general market
46:51 Bill stands still (Jessica in velvet shop)
47:05 bike bell multiple repeated chimed
General car horns, passing voices 48:30
51:16 mic change
53:04 subtle street noise 53:35 laughter
55:20 NEW LOCATION
55:39 chanting behind more present car horns¿
55:55 chanting clearer
56:07 car traffic and horns interrupts clear chant, but chant continues unwavering
56:35 chant clear again, some men's voices speaking 56:58 done
57:12 car horn, someone running by, inside.
57:30 someone plays a shenhai??
57:51 SILENT END